Spectre Staff

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Spectre Staff
  • Spectre Staff item spriteold Spectre Staff item sprite
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Damage65 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 68 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) (Magic)
Knockback6 (Average)
Mana15 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 11 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Critical chance4%
Use time24 (Fast)
Velocity12 (effective)
TooltipSummons a lost soul to chase your foes
RarityRarity level: 8
Sell6 GC
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Lost Soul (friendly)
    Lost Soul (friendly)
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Ragged CasterRagged Caster 1.pngRagged Caster15% (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
2.5% (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
The Spectre Staff's homing projectiles in action.

The Spectre Staff is a Hardmode, post-Plantera magic weapon that fires a fast-moving (61 mph) white "Lost Soul" projectile which homes in on the nearest enemy. The projectile looks similar to the one fired by the Ragged Caster, but cannot travel through blocks. On Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, and Mobile version Mobile, the Lost Soul projectiles can also deal damage (or "pierce") three times before disappearing. The Spectre Staff has a 1/20 (5%) / 39/400 (9.75%) chance of being dropped by Ragged Casters in the post-Plantera Dungeon.

Its best modifier is Mythical.


  • Like all weapons with homing projectiles, the Spectre Staff's projectiles do not home in on other players in PvP.
  • Despite having "Spectre" in its name, the Spectre Staff cannot be crafted from Spectre Bars.


Achievement Robbing the Grave.png
Robbing the Grave • Obtain a rare treasure from a difficult monster in the dungeon.
Obtain a rare item from an enemy in the post-Plantera Dungeon. (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Category: Explorer Explorer


  • Desktop 1.4.4: Now uses static immune frames, so its immune frames will no longer conflict with other attacks.
  • Desktop
    • Damage decreased from 72 to 65.
    • Each projectile can now hit up to 3 times, rather than only once.
    • Mana cost increased from 11 to 15.
  • Desktop
    • Fixed FPS drop on multiplayer related to this weapon.
    • Fixed frame drops related to Spectre Staff shots.
  • Desktop
    • Damage increased from 68 to 72.
    • Drop chance increased from 2.5% to 5%.
  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Mana cost decreased from 14 to 11.
    • Fixed bug where Spectre Staff was trying to chase a Wyvern off the top of the map.
  • Desktop
    • Damage decreased from 70 to 68.
    • Mana cost increased from 9 to 14.